HiSET Mathematics: Probability Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Solve the Combination

Question 2 2. Grace, Avery, and Noah are creating a maze for their pet gerbil, Sam. Grace bets that Sam will turn left when first entering the maze. Avery bets that Sam will turn right, and Noah bets that Sam will go straight. If there's an equal chance of Sam taking one of the given paths, then what is the probability that Grace or Noah will be correct?

Question 3 3. What is a set (S) of a random experiment that includes all possible outcomes of the experiment?

Question 4 4. Kasey (a girl) and Michael (a boy) are auditioning for a reality TV show about singing. The show's producers want to choose one boy and one girl. Including Kasey and Michael, there are 4 girls and 2 boys auditioning. Is the event of Kasey being selected independent from the event of Michael being selected, or are the events dependent? Also, what is the probability that the producers will select Kasey and Michael for the show?

Question 5 5. Using a spinner with 12 equal sections numbered 1 through 12, what is the probability that Jim will spin a number less than 8?

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Question 6 6. The probability of winning a prize at a ball toss at a carnival is 2/7. What is the probability of not winning a prize?

Question 7 7. There is a bag of red and blue marbles. If you keep grabbing marbles out of the bag without replacing them until you get a blue marble, is each grab an independent event? Why or why not?

Question 8 8. Jimmy has the letters for the state of MISSISSIPPI written on cards, one letter per card. He turns the cards over and mixes up the order. If he selects one card at a time without replacing the cards, what is the probability that he will spell the word MISS in order?

Question 9 9. If P(B|A) = P(B), then what do we know about events A and B?

Question 10 10.

Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that Kyle will select a jazz CD from the box, and then, without replacing the CD, select a country CD?

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Question 11 11. Jane is attempting to unlock her locker but has forgotten her locker combination. The lock uses 3 numbers and includes only the numbers 1 to 9. Each of the digits also can not be repeated in the combination. How many possible locker combinations can be formed?

Question 12 12. In the context of a sample space, how do we distinguish an event from a subset?

Question 13 13. In an experiment, a coin is flipped, and the coin can either land heads up, or tails up. What would we call the outcome where the coin lands heads up?

Question 14 14. If you roll a die three times, what is the probability of rolling only even numbers?

Question 15 15. At Peter's Pizzeria, you can create your pizza choosing from 3 toppings, 3 cheese combinations, and 4 sizes. What are the events in this scenario?

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Question 16 16. In a fish tank there are 10 clown fish, 4 angel fish, 6 puffer fish, and 5 eels. What is the probability of scooping out a clown fish on the second scoop after scooping out a clown fish on the first scoop and not replacing it? Give your answer as a fraction in its most reduced form.

Question 17 17. All of the letters of MISSISSIPPI are put in a bag. What is the probability of selecting an M and then after not replacing the letter, selecting a P?

Question 18 18. Twenty students compete in a school-wide marathon and each student is of comparable running ability. Of the 20 students, 15 were boys and 5 were girls. What is the probability that boys will place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the marathon?

Question 19 19. Solve the expression 7P2 (P = permutation)

Question 20 20. Annie writes the numbers 1 through 10 on note cards. She flips the cards over so she cannot see the number and selects three cards from the stack. What is the probability that she has selected the cards numbered 1, 2, and 3?

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Question 21 21. Twenty students compete in a school-wide marathon and each student is of comparable running ability. Of the 20 students, 15 were boys and 5 were girls. What is the probability that girls will place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the marathon?

Question 22 22. Lisa has a two-sided coin with heads and tails. She also has a spinner with four colors: green, blue, red, and yellow. What is the probability of Lisa flipping the coin and getting heads and spinning the spinner to land on green?

Question 23 23.

Kyle works at a local music store. The store receives a shipment of new CDs in a box. In the shipment, there are 10 country CDs, 5 rock CDs, 12 hip hop CDs, and 3 jazz CDs.

What is the probability that the first CD Kyle chooses from the box will be country?

Question 24 24. Gary has a deck of 52 cards. He wants to know the probability of drawing the jack of spades and then drawing the two of hearts from the deck without replacing either card. What's the probability of this event?

Question 25 25. All of the letters that spell MISSISSIPPI are put into a bag. What is the probability of selecting a vowel, and then after replacing the letter, also drawing an S?

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Question 26 26. The letters that spell out the state CALIFORNIA are cut and placed in a bag. What is the probability that the 3rd letter selected will be a C if the first two letters selected were both I's? (Letters were not replaced)

Question 27 27. While playing with a standard deck of playing cards, what is the probability that Jim's 5th card will be red after selecting 4 cards that were also red and not replacing them? (Hint: There are 52 cards in a deck which contains 26 red and 26 black cards.)

Question 28 28. Mr. Garcia always dresses in a shirt, slacks, and dress shoes. There are 64 different outfits he can make with them. If he has 8 shirts and 2 pairs of shoes, then how many pairs of slacks does he have?

Question 29 29. Melissa collects data on her college graduating class. She finds out that of her classmates, 60% are brunettes, 20% have blue eyes, and 5% are brunettes that have blue eyes. What is the probability that one of Melissa's classmates will be a brunette or have blue eyes?

Question 30 30. Mrs. Allison is preparing a cookies and milk party for her third grade class. There are 12 students that drink only whole milk, 8 students that drink only almond milk, 7 students that drink only skim milk, and 3 students that drink only soy milk. What is the probability that a student from Mrs. Allison's class drinks only almond or soy milk?

HiSET Mathematics: Probability Chapter Exam Instructions

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